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Petrópolis

(pətrô`po͝olēs), city (1996 pop. 267,704), Rio de Janeiro state, SE Brazil, picturesquely situated in hills just N of Rio de Janeiro. It is a fashionable resort, with a healthful climate, beautiful wooded estates, flower gardens, and tree-lined avenues. There are also industries producing textiles, coffee, and cereals. It was colonized by Bavarian immigrants in 1845 and soon afterward became the summer residence of the emperor Dom Pedro II, for whom the city is named. Successive presidents made it the unofficial summer capital of Brazil. Among its many fine buildings are a Gothic cathedral and the old imperial palace, which is now a museum containing possessions of Portuguese and Brazilian royalty. Petrópolis has a university.

Petrópolis

 

a city in southeastern Brazil, in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Population, 189,100 (1970); rail station. The city has textile, pulp and paper, food-processing, machine-building, leather footwear, and garment industries. Petrópolis is a center for tourism.

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3) Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Coordenacao de Biodiversidade, Avenue Andre Araujo 2936, Petropolis, 69080-971, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.
He died in Petropolis a year after leaving his ambassadorial post and was given a state funeral by Brazil.
The miserable mishap occurred on Sunday night when the fisherman, Bruno Barcellos de Souza Coutinho, was cleaning his spear gun in Petropolis, a city in the state of Rio de Janeiro, the New York Daily News reported.
Rescue workers found two more bodies that had been buried by a landslide in Petropolis of Rio de Janeiro state, and two people were still missing, the authorities said on Thursday.
Rescue workers recovered the bodies of three children who were swept away by floods in the worst-hit neighborhood of Quitandinha, a suburb of Petropolis, where dozens of homes were destroyed by the landslides.
com)-- Petropolis Pet Resort, highly regarded around the country for their innovation and originality in pet care, is giving pet parents a new way to take their four-legged friends with them while they go on vacation.
He received his MSc from Fluminense Federal University, his MD from Petropolis Medical School, and his PhD from Sao Paulo University, all in Brazil.
At the same time, Petropolis displays formal features distinct from the previous generations of landscape cinema, and points to new questions regarding environmental concern.
1] Mestranda do Programa de Pos-graduacao em Materiais da Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Rua Francisco Getulio Vargas, 1130, Bairro Petropolis, Cep 95070-560, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brasil.
But the meteorological phenomena in early 2011 were particularly strong, hitting cities such as Nova Friburgo, Teresopolis, Sao Jose do Vale do Rio Preto, and the sophisticated Petropolis, called the Imperial City, which was built by the royal families when Brazil was still a monarchy.
The government has approved $5 million in federal funding for Nova Friburgo, $13 million for Petropolis and more than $72 for the stricken city of Teresopolis.
Summary: PETROPOLIS, Brazil: The death toll from devastating floods and landslides in Brazil rose Monday to 655, as the military stepped up efforts to reach isolated communities near Rio.